# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Philadelphia (Los Angeles International Airport – Philadelphia International Airport) is 2401 miles / 3865 kilometers / 2087 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Philadelphia (PHL) is 2718 miles / 4374 kilometers and travel time by car is about 46 hours 9 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

## How far is Philadelphia from Los Angeles?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2401.481 miles
• 3864.809 kilometers
• 2086.830 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
• 2396.206 miles
• 3856.320 kilometers
• 2082.246 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

## Airport information

A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Philadelphia International Airport
Country: United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Philadelphia is 3 hours. Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 264 kg (581 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Philadelphia (PHL).

Distance:
2401
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2401

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